Made with a mix of 4- and 5-year-old rye whiskies and aged in barrels with “alligator” char to add more flavor, this relatively new offering is delicious. Look for a bright, saturated golden color and sweet vanilla and fruit aromas. On the palate, it has a soft texture and rounded feel, and lingering caramel notes pepped up with the bold spiciness characteristic of rye.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jul 2013)
Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits of 2013
Deep amber color. Lovely caramel pudding, cashew brittle, and rye bilini aromas with a round, supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, honeyed dried fruit, brown spices, anise seed, and toasted grain finish. Excellent vibrancy and balance; will be awesome in classic cocktails.
91 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2011)